Our Featured Guest for Sunday, February 5, 2023 is Stu McLaren

Stu McLaren is a membership and subscription service expert, founder of The Membership Experience, Searchie.io, Village Impact and host of the Marketing Your Business Podcast. Stu helps experts, authors, speakers, coaches, consultants and all types of business owners transform their knowledge, expertise and influence into recurring revenue by launching, growing and scaling membership businesses. As the former co-founder of the world’s leading membership platform for WordPress, WishList Member, Stu has a unique behind the scenes perspective of what works in membership and subscription markets – and he’s been doing it in virtually every market you can think of. When Stu sold his interests in WishList Member in October 2014,  he had over 58,000+ online communities and membership sites. This gave him a unique understanding of the dynamics involved with building highly profitable (but low stress) online communities. Most importantly, Stu discovered what keeps members happy and coming back month after month — which is the secret to profitability soaring. Read more at: https://stu.me/start

Stu is the creator of the The Membership Experience – an online 8-week course that helps entrepreneurs and business owners launch, grow and scale 6 and 7-figure membership sites. Stu has gained a unique behind the scenes perspective of what works in membership and subscription. And this isn’t just some markets – he has literally been helping people in virtually every market you can think of – from photography and calligraphy to dog training, fitness, music, health, meal plans, teacher plans, non-profit, personal development, business development and so many more! Read more at: https://membershipworkshop.com/wait

After traveling to Kenya, Stu and his wife decided to start the non-profit Village Impact, which provides access to community-led education, leadership, and economic opportunities for thousands of children and youth in rural Kenya. Along with local partners and supporters, Village Impact is passionately committed to empowering kids to dream big and to gain the skills and know-how they need to lead transformed lives free from poverty—for the long term. Read more at: https://villageimpact.com/

Stu’s most recent venture is Searchie.io, the world’s first search engine for your content. Searchie is a course and membership platform designed by content creators for content creators. Create, Manage & Sell Your Content All In One Place. Searchie is the most flexible, easy-to-use solution to create, organize, and share your content through digital courses and membership sites. Read more at: https://searchie.io

Our Entrepreneur Presenters for February 5, 2023:

Noah Pusey is the co-founder of Ripple Analytics Inc., an employee survey platform to improve employee engagement and self-awareness through anonymous, authentic, and timely feedback from co-workers.  Ripple™ allows individuals to quickly give and receive anonymous feedback from their colleagues. Annual reviews are replaced or supplemented with timely, genuine data confirming employee interaction and performance. Ripple creates short, monthly, anonymous feedback surveys to measure the psychological health of the modern workplace (home, office or hybrid). By collecting feedback along the Big 5 personality traits (curiosity, conscientiousness, commitment, cooperation and consistency), Ripple promotes engagement, drives self-awareness and empowers managers and executives to strengthen organizational culture.  Ripple™ was made to be easy, accessible, and not waste company time. Not only does it only take 20 seconds to answer the 5 question employee surveys presented to each participant, the recipient can view the anonymous and objective feedback from anywhere on their Ripple dashboard. Read more at: https://ripplefeedback.com/

Don Schoendorfer is the founder of Free Wheelchair Mission, a humanitarian, faith-based nonprofit that designs and manufactures cost-efficient, durable wheelchairs for developing countries around the world. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, Free Wheelchair Mission has distributed more than 1.3 million wheelchairs to people living with disabilities in 94 developing countries around the world, providing renewed dignity, independence, and hope through the gift of mobility, at no cost to the recipient. With an estimated 75 million people around the world today in need of a wheelchair, Free Wheelchair Mission continues our mission to provide mobility to people living with disabilities in developing countries. Since 2001, the nonprofit that Don started has designed, manufactured, and distributed 1.3 million wheelchairs for people living with disabilities in 94 developing countries worldwide. Read more at: https://www.freewheelchairmission.org/